Historically, infantry as well as cavalry were archers. In the time a horse archer took to master a weapon and a mount, a foot archer could develop great arm strength, letting him draw heavier bows. Tactics relied more on ambush and massed fire than on aim, but bowmen shot targets for sport and practice - especially in England. Melee Weapon skills were important for close defense and to finish off foes.

Cinematic archers like Robin Hood might focus on aim, learning Targeted Attacks and special skills for engaging concealed or distant targets. Larger-than-life heroes could easily justify the Kiai skill, too. Archery served as much to demoralize as to kill, and bowmen were known for their battle cries!

Modern athletes should replace Bow with Games (Archery), and use Bow Sport for shooting.

Skills: Bow; Bow Sport.

Techniques: Close Combat (Bow); Retain Weapon (Bow).

Cinematic Skills: Blind Fighting; Kiai; Zen Archery.

Cinematic Techniques: Dual-Weapon Attack (Bow).

Perks: Special Exercises (Arm ST +1) up to three times, allowing Arm ST +3; Strongbow; Sure-Footed (Slippery).

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